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Why is it so hard to get help?

Discussion in 'General Substance Abuse Discussion' started by Shell, Mar 7, 2018.

  1. Shell

    Shell Member

    My adult son is addicted to heroin, he finally decided to get clean but we are finding it difficult to get treatment. We searched for a doctor online, most posted didn't treat addiction, so why are they listed? After finding someone, he has to wait a week to be seen, one more week to possibly overdose. The office suggested going to a detox facility until he can be seen by the doctor. The facility that they recommended will not admit him until he is vomiting and experiencing diarrhea which he doesn't normally have when off of heroin. The other local facilities don't administer suboxone so we are limited as to where he will go. So, why is it so hard to get treatment when everytime you turn on the news they are saying that there is an opioid epidemic????
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  2. Dominica

    Dominica Author, Writer, Recovery Advocate Community Listener

    @Shell thank you for sharing. i'm sorry this is such a struggle. I agree that it shouldn't be so challenging! I'm glad your son wants to get treatment... I know it can be incredibly frustrating finding the right place for him. I know it's tough to find immediate treatment... do you think in the meantime he could reach out to a support group? counselor? i know that won't help with detox effects.... but it's some sort of support.

    I' not sure why it's so hard... please let me know if anything changes for you... or if you have insight for others regarding finding treatment..
  3. Shell

    Shell Member

    Thank you, he is in a detox center and will follow up with a doctor to get his suboxone and refer him to a counselor.
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  4. Dominica

    Dominica Author, Writer, Recovery Advocate Community Listener

    @Shell that's good news! thanks for letting us know!
  5. 2good2b

    2good2b Member

    I think it might be hard to get help because.. they possibly got hardened too much, for the avaulability for help
  6. True concern

    True concern Community Champion

    I love that you're putting serious thought into the question however I respectfully disagree. "Why is it so hard to get help?"This conversation should be full of opinions but it's really not and there in lies the problem!How many of us are truly kicking down every door that stands in our way to get it?Yes we can pose the question but if it's the next high or the next door how many of us choose the door over the high?I am no saint definitely not here to judge however I try to keep it 100% and even myself have ignored the door for the high so really I think the question is how many of us are truly committed to getting help?Just my take and I've been wrong many time's before.
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  7. True concern

    True concern Community Champion

    Love hearing this
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